Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man (2006)



Critic Consensus: A moving, if somewhat uneven, look at the legendary singer-songwriter, I'm Your Man treats Cohen's body of work with the reverence it deserves.

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This documentary on the legendary singer-songwriter features performances by those musicians he has influenced. Woven through a riveting tribute is a career-spanning interview with the man himself. Sprinkled with his own artwork and personal photos, Cohen speaks of his stately writing process; "savage criticisms" exchanged with fellow Montreal poets; the scene at the Chelsea Hotel; tea and oranges with the real Suzanne; his retreat to Mt. Baldy and more.
PG-13 (for some sex-related material)
Documentary , Musical & Performing Arts , Special Interest
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Critic Reviews for Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man

All Critics (75) | Top Critics (34)

At various times poet, consort of beautiful women and Zen monk, his biog's intriguing too, all of which makes this doc highly welcome, even if it's at best a partial view.

Full Review… | November 22, 2006
Time Out
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It's not a deep documentary. We learn precious little about the real man underneath his sharp-dressed pose.

October 27, 2006
Orlando Sentinel
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I'm Your Man may be as close as we'll ever get to Cohen on film.

July 28, 2006
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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I'm Your Man never quite gets its man in a coherent frame, but for all its zigs and zags outside the lines, the portrait of Cohen that emerges is a fascinating one.

July 20, 2006
San Jose Mercury News
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An odd but enjoyable concoction of biography, music commentary and concert.

Full Review… | July 20, 2006
Arizona Republic
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You know it has to be coming, but when it does, 'Suzanne' almost stops time with its prayerful beauty.

July 14, 2006
Seattle Times
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Audience Reviews for Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man

Loves the Leonard but the movie just weren't all that. Dominated by ho-hum guest artist concert footage.

Bob Stinson
Bob Stinson

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Fantastic music, though I was expecting more of an emphasis on the music/concert than on Cohen (they interrupted every song with interviews; I wish they could have been separate). Also, there was no sign of Teddy Thompson performing The Future, even though it's on the CD...

meril lupin
meril lupin

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Sure, these musicians love the guy, but why and how exactly is he a legend?

William Goss
William Goss

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